Tip & How-To about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Known ram issue

With the aspire 5100 series there is a known issue with ram that causes all sorts of glitches, freezing and reboot. Upon a ram test, the ram will say errors accross the board and replacing the ram will yield the same result. The fix is to update the bios firmware and it will resolve the ram issue. Go to acer's website and click on support and drivers, type in your model number and get the latest bios update..follow the bios update instructions on the site.

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Acer Aspire 5100 wont boot, and I'mnow on this "EDIT BOOT OPTIONS" screen... It's seems that if I knew what to type in I could Undo whatever the issue is. Can someone please help me figure out what I do from here?


edit boot options is the order in which your computer will reboot... select hard drive... if it does not successfully boot up... reboot and tap the F8 key.... boot to last known good configuration... if that doesn't work... reboot... F8 the safe mode... if it will boot to safe mode reboot normally... should be fine

Dec 18, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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It keeps freezing up on me ?


They must have thought it was "Dirty" which can cause the system to overheat. There are several things that can cause this problem. Without actually looking at it, it's hard to tell which one is causing the issue, but I'll list off the most likely problems:

1) Your CPU fan is not working properly causing your CPU to overheat which is causing the computer to stall.
2) You have ram that is 'failing' but not completely failed yet this can cause your system to stall (You will also sometimes see the 'blue screen of death' from this problem).
3) You could have spyware or other shotty software on your computer that is eating all your ram causing the Operating System to stop responding. Try this to fix:
A) On XP: Start>Run>Type in msconfig click ok, On Vista: Click Start>Type msconfig>press enter
B) On the "System Configuration" menu, choose "Startup" uncheck everything click ok reboot.
C) Does the system still stall? If it doesn't, it means that software on your system is the problem.

Hope this helps!

Oct 21, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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